Tirparankundram Murugan Temple

Thiruparankundram

Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple, one of the Arupadaiveedu, the six main abodes of Lord Muruga, the temple atTiruparankunram offers a mystic beauty. It is carved in rock and is monstrous in size for such an architecture. According to legend it is where Lord Muruga married Deivayanai, the divine daughter of the king of heaven, Indra, and he is said to have worshipped Shiva here as Parangirinathar. One of the Sangam poets Nakkiran has sung a long poem about this temple called Thirumurugatrupadai. The important characteristic of this temple of Thiruparankundram is that Siva is holding the flag of Rishaba in his hand while dancing. It is a rare sculpture and cannot be found elsewhere. There is another group of sculptures separated by wall. These are with Nandi standing in bull-head and human-body form beside some sages.The hill is considered to be the “Southern Himalaya” where the gods assemble. There is also legend that this is the place where Sun and Moon take a rest.

DAILY POOJA SCHEDULES

Thiruvananthal – 5.30 A.M

Vizha Poojai – 7.30 A.M

Kalasanthi – 8.00 A.M

Thirukaka santhi – 10.00 A.M

Uchikalam – 12.00 P.M

Sayaratchai – 5.30 P.M

Artha Jamam – 8.45 P.M

Palliyarai – 9.00 P.M

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